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High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks mostly rising following Intel deal for chip designer

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks rose modestly in early afternoon trading Monday following a rise in a key manufacturing index and news of a big acquisition in the semiconductor industry. Six of 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were higher, led by health care companies.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lindsey Graham launches 2016 bid

CENTRAL, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has kicked off his presidential campaign.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP attack on water rule part of wider bid to 'rein in' EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him

ZURICH (AP) - Invigorated by his FIFA election win, Sepp Blatter dismissed any suggestion Saturday that the American investigation into soccer corruption could yet lead to his door.

May 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks solidly lower following disappointing economic data

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks sank in afternoon trading Friday following a report that the economy shrank in the first three months of the year. The revised data showed that gross domestic product contracted 0.7 percent in the first quarter. That was worse than the government's initial estimate of growth of 0.2 percent.

May 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


EPA proposes lowering required amount of ethanol in gas

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is proposing to reduce the overall amount of ethanol blended in the nation's gasoline in coming years, a blow to renewable fuel companies that have pushed to keep high volumes of their product flowing into drivers' gas tanks.

May 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks open slightly lower after economic data disappoints

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were moderately lower in early morning trading Friday after the government reported that the U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year.

May 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US economy shrank at 0.7 percent rate in first quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy went into reverse in the first three months of this year as a severe winter and a widening trade deficit took a harsher toll than initially estimated.

May 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE (AP) - A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.

May 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end modestly lower

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are ending modestly lower following a sell-off in the Chinese market and concerns about an approaching deadline for Greece to make a debt payment.

May 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Twice-caught fugitive's clean life led to decades of freedom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice.

May 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Man reported missing at sea for 66 days reunited with family

HARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat 200 miles off the North Carolina coast and said he got by by rationing his water and energy and praying for help.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pace of US hiring weakens with just 126K jobs added in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - The weakening U.S. economy spilled into the job market in March as employers added only 126,000 jobs, the fewest since December 2013, snapping a streak of 12 straight months of gains above 200,000.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Filipino devotees nailed to crosses in Good Friday rites

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) - Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock market closures on Good Frida

Stock trading will be closed in the U.S. in observance of Good Friday this week.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge higher after 2 days of losses

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as the market shakes off two days of losses.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Indiana, Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana passed legislation Thursday that they hoped would quiet the national uproar over new religious objections laws that opponents say are designed to offer a legal defense for anti-gay discrimination.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Robert Schuller turns drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) - The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California - he took his message to them.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Al Franken urges David Letterman to run for US Senate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Al Franken has urged David Letterman to run for the U.S. Senate in the TV host's native state of Indiana.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, which is in public contrast to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks open slightly higher after two days of losses

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are edging higher as the market shakes off two days of losses.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump

NEW YORK (AP) - A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing modestly lower, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes open on a soft note, continuing declines

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening April on a weak note, continuing their downward trajectory from the day before.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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